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How Bone Grafts Support Dental Implants

How Bone Grafts Prepare for Dental Implants After years of having missing teeth or experiencing dental trauma, the jawbone atrophies and loses mass and density. It becomes too narrow and thin to support an implant. For patients wanting a dental implant, bone grafting becomes necessary to prepare the site for treatment.  Bone grafting helps improve

Should Adults Get Braces?

Why You Should Consider Adult Braces  Despite common stereotypes, braces are not just for kids and teenagers. Thousands of adults seek an orthodontist yearly, and the trend continues growing! Braces do more than straighten your teeth, giving you many reasons to consider getting braces as an adult.  Reason #1: Improved Brushing Habits  Many people have

What to Know About Periodontal Disease

Understanding Periodontal Disease  Periodontal disease is a common oral health condition that affects many people worldwide but often goes untreated. It can cause severe consequences for the teeth and underlying bone structure without treatment. However, when you understand the warning signs and start treatment, you can protect your smile and overall health.  What is Periodontal

What is Alveoloplasty?

What is an Alveoloplasty?  After a tooth extraction, the socket needs time to heal. Eventually, the missing tooth must be replaced with a crown, bridge, or dental implant. Sometimes, the jawbone isn’t prepared to accept the new artificial tooth, requiring the dentist to perform an additional procedure called an alveoloplasty.  If the jawbone is uneven

Understanding the Basics of Orthodontic Care

Orthodontics is a specialized field in dentistry that deals with diagnosing, preventing, and treating misaligned teeth and jaws. Patients undergo orthodontic care to enhance their smile and improve oral health conditions like overcrowded teeth and bite difficulties. It moves teeth into a stable position by putting pressure on them to guide them in the right

Healthy Jaw Bone for Dental Implants

The Role of Bone Health & Dental Implants Suppose you are one of the millions of Americans suffering from tooth loss. You may want to replace those teeth with an implant-supported denture but have heard that decreased bone density may cause them to be unsuccessful. Don’t rule out an implant-supported denture just yet. Low bone

Dispelling Common Misconceptions about Orthodontics

Braces are a well-known treatment for correcting misaligned teeth and clear aligners, like Invisalign, have changed the orthodontic landscape. Patients want to feel comfortable when they begin treatment, but there are a lot of myths and misconceptions surrounding orthodontics. Fortunately, many of them can be dispelled. Myth #1: Dentists and Orthodontists Are the Same False.

Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

Behind the Scenes: The Role of Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) in Apicoectomies An apicoectomy is a specialized dental procedure aimed at treating dental infections. These procedures preserve teeth that might otherwise be at risk of extraction. An essential factor in the success of this treatment is the use of a Cone Beam Computed Tomography

Mandibular Tori Removal

Everything You Need to Know About Mandibular Tori Removal Have you noticed a bony growth along the surface of your lower jaw closest to your tongue? It’s often nothing to be concerned about because it’s presumably a torus. Although these bumps, also known as dental tori, are nothing to worry about, they can interfere with

When Should I Take My Child to the Orthodontist

Contrary to popular belief, postponing an orthodontic consultation until your child is a teenager is not a good idea. Their problems will not magically resolve themselves, risking your child’s oral health. The American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) suggests that children at the age of seven should ideally undergo an examination by an accredited orthodontist. What